Halal Fest: One Month Later

Recently, I conducted an interview with ILLUME Magazine about the Halal Fest event, which was held one month ago on August 17th. Although a lot of the "noise" online was negative, most people who attended the event, even if they did not get to eat any of the food, thought the event itself was a big success. With over 10 articles about the event (some of which are featured here on the HalalFest website), and approximately 10,000 people in attendance, HalalFest was one of the largest and most … [Read more...]

How to Prepare Your “Stealth Halal” Turkey (Recipe Included)

Originally Posted on ILLUME: http://www.illumemagazine.com/zine/articleDetail.php?Terrorists-Enlist-Turkeys-for-Jihad-Pam-Gellar-13862Recently, bikini-blogger and Islamophobe extraordinaire, Pamela Gellar issued a warning that the Butterball Company is supporting international terrorism by providing “Stealth Halal” Turkeys to American families.Gellar states on her website:Across this great country, on Thanksgiving tables nationwide, infidel Americans are unwittingly going to be serving hal … [Read more...]

The Halal Carts of New York

Originally posted on ILLUME magazine: http://www.illumemag.com/zine/articleDetail.php?Halal-Carts-New-York-13699#/6Over the last 5 to 6 years, New York City has seen an exponential growth of it’s “Halal Food” industry.One element is the very visible “Halal Food” carts, which number well over 200 all across New York City and the surrounding areas.The majority are located in Manhattan, but I also came across one in the Chinatown section of Flushing, NY on my recent trip – which was a very ple … [Read more...]

2010 Food in Review

With close to 600 food reviews across several different websites (Zabihah, Yelp, Google, JustSayGo, etc.) many consider me to be one of the most Prolific Halal Food reviewers online today!I have a large collection of pictures (mainly taken from my iPhone) of my favorite food dishes on Facebook and twitter. Many people enjoy seeing and commenting on my latest food photo online, so I decided to pick a few of my favorites from 2010 and post them here on my blog. I have … [Read more...]

My Top 5 Halal (Zabihah) Restaurants in the Bay Area

 Currently I have nearly 200 reviews on Zabihah.com - a website created by a friend of mine, Shahed Amanullah, about 10 years ago which is a user generated review site for Zabihah Halal restaurants across the world!Zabihah is an arabic word which means an animal is slaughtered according to Islamic dietary laws (similiar to Kosher for Jews) and it is Halal (permissible in Islam) for Muslims to consume.Since many people see my reviews online, I got the nickname of "Mr. Zabihah.com" from some of … [Read more...]